I purchased the RX 120 and the RX 110 from Backcountry.com. (Excellent return policy)
Got the RX 120 in 28.5 and the RX 110 in 29.5...they didn't have the 29.5 in the 120.
My foot measures exactly 29.5 CM. Most shops recommend a shell of 29.5 for me.
The 28.5's seem a little small, and toes are just touching the front even when flexing.
My foot has about 1/2 inch of room when doing a shell sizing.
My toes seem a little crammed when mimicking a ski turn.
The 29.5 and an better overall fit. There's is a little less than 1 inch of room behind heel when shell fitting. However, I'm worried about them being too big after packing out. Had this problem with a few other boots in a 29.5. I ski aggressively on most trails.
I hear many say that the RX series run on the small size.
Does anyone have a 29.5 cm foot length that are using a 28.5 boot?
Will these pack out sufficiently to the point where my toe does not seem crammed?
Adding a after market foot bed, weather it be custom or cut to fit seems out of the question on the 28.5's due to the already low volume without one.
Should you still feel the front of the boots with your toes even when skiing? I am seeking a high performance fit without the agony of a overly tight boot.
I've tried the 120 on numerous time, often leaving them on for over 1 hour. There is a minor amount of pressure in some spots, but no pain or hot spots.
Any advise or recommendations would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
Sorry for sounding like a noob.
Another question: Where exactly do you measure the distance between the shell and the heel?
I have very large hands and can't fit them in the boot to measure using the 1 or 2 finger fit.
Is it the bottom of the shell or the longest part of the shell.
When reading up on shell fitting it is not apparent where this measurement should be made.
Edited by EastSkier - 4/21/12 at 1:48pm